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minutes, president obama called syria's use of chemical weapons, quote, a challenge to the world and a threat to national security. >> we cannot accept a world where women and children and innocent civilians are gassed on a terrible scale. this kind of attack threatens our national security interests by violating well-established international norms against the use of chemical weapons by further threatening friends and allies of ours in the region like israel and turkey and jordan, and it increases the risk that chemical weapons will be used in the future and fall into the hands of terrorist who is might use them against us. >> the president said he made no decision yet but he is considering limited and narrow action against syria. earlier a declassified intelligence report was released laying out some of the evidence against syrian president bashar assad's government. cbs reporter danielle nottingham has that part of the story. >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry arrived at the white house for a national security council meeting weighing a possible military strike against
speech. >> president obama among those who will speak at a ceremony today celebrating that dream. >> free at leaast, free at last thank god almighty we are free at last. >> a military jury should begin deciding today whether the ft. hood texas shooter major hasan will be executed. >> just in time for the holiday weekend, there's a shark scare off the southern california coast. >> all that -- >> she's done it, upset of the championship. welcome to the big time victoria duval. >> and all that matters. >> dr. king would say the election of barack obama is not necessarily the fulfillment of my dream but only a downpayment. >> on "cbs this morning." >> billy ray was supposed to be on the show tonight. i'm not quite sure he's worked out what his explanation is yet. >> you know what i heard on the asylum in russia. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." charlie and norah are off today but anthony mason is here. >> hello, gayle king. >> good to see you. as you wake up in the west, the u.s. is building its case for a military strike against syria. an attack could come within days. u.s. officials plan
. president obama set to meet with his top team today to figure out what the u.s. should do when it comes to the crisis in syria. as two navy destroyers remain in the region in case they're needed. is the u.s. preparing a strike? >>> and no baby, a giant panda is a proud new mom today giving birth to her third cub. the eyes of the world watching their every move. we'll go live to the zoo to see how everyone's doing. today's saturday, august 24th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with lester holt and erica hill. live from rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everyone, welcome to "today" on a saturday morning, i'm lester holt. >> and i'm erica hill. tom, of course, with us because jenna is on maternity leave and is now officially a mom. >> she tweeted out about half an hour ago. said, survived first night home with harper, but just barely. she's got pipes. >> as a parent, jenna, i can tell you the crying will stop after about a week. trust me on that. everything will be fine. >> right? and it's not fair how the babies sleep for the first few days and you think piece of cake
president obama's health care law as ktvu kyla campbell reports. 80 house republicans wrote a letter to their leader, kyla. >> reporter: dave, more than one-third of house republicans asked speaker boehner to avoid any budget deal that helps implement obama care. this is setting up a fiscal fight for the fall. a new budget is due september 30th and the very next day health care exchange opens so people can shop for insurance. if the republican controlled house tries to defund obama care, it's all but certain the democratic controlled senate won't sign on and neither would president obama. it's doubtful lawmakers would come one a long-term budget in september. they are only scheduled to work in washington for two weeks. leaders from both parties hinted a temporary extension of the current budget giving them a few extra months to agree on a long-term spending plan and avoid a government shut down. here's a look at the letter the house republicans sent speaker john boehner. they are calling obama care aegirines. i will explain their reasoning at 7:15. >>> today president obama continue
's significant enough that we're taking every precaution. >> president obama speaks out about the terror threat that shut down embassies in the muslim world. >> criminal charges have been filed in the deadly attack on the u.s. diplomatic mission in benghazi, libya. >> musty, dirt-like. >> a nasty taste coming from bay area taps. >> the santa clara valley water district says they are battling mother nature now. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. >>> hi, everyone. good morning. it's wednesday, august 7. i'm frank mallicoat. >> good morning. i'm juliette goodrich. michelle is off this morning. it is 6:01. we are following several developing stories as you wake up. oakland police are searching for the suspects who shot and killed a 1-year-old boy and his father. police believe the shooter fired into the house on gormley avenue from the back. we are live at the scene gathering the latest information. >> family and friends of a mi
. >>> developing news now. president obama is considering a limited military strike on syria to punish syrian president bashar assad for using chemical weapons in his country's civil war. cbs reporter tara mergener reports from the white house. >> reporter: united nations inspectors returned to their damascus hotel after their second visit to the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack had to be postponed for security reasons. the obama administration isn't waiting for the team's findings. secretary of state john kerry says there is undenial evidence syrian president bashar assad used toxic gas on his own people. defense secretary chuck hagel telled the bbc, u.s. forces will be ready to act as soon as president obama gives the order. >> but if you the order comes you're ready to go like that? >> we are ready to go like that. >> reporter: four u.s. navy warships are in the eastern mediterranean ready to launch cruise missiles that would likely strike syrian military targets. the white house has been reaching out to congress and nato allies to build support for action. president obama has
on president obama? >>> and high level clouds, thunderstorms are also moving north. are we done with these yet? also, let's take a look towards the weekend. all of this coming up in weather. . >>> time now 5:12. ups making cuts in health insurance. they say they will eliminate insurance to 15,000 people who are married to ups employees. those spouses are eligible for their own health insurance by their own employer. they are expected to pay more than 11 percent because of the affordable act. >> many californians don't know they can get health insurance at no or reduced charge through obama care. 66 percent of people expect implementing the law will be a success. only 25 percent of voters under 65 say they've heard about the affordable care act. 48 percent of low-income voters know they are eligible. >>> president obama will be on the road talking about college education. it includes stops in new york and pennsylvania. the ktvu collette campbell from the washington, d.c. newsroom. president is proposing how to make college accountable and affordable. >> president obama wants to create a system.
in washington say they'd rather cause a government shut down than pay for president obama's health care law. as ktvu's kyla campbell reports from our washington d.c. news room, these lawmakers are preparing for fiscal fights this fall. >> reporter: house republicans signed this letter sent to house speaker, john boehner, they say obama care is the reason workers around the country are seeing their hours get cut. mostly tea party backed conservatives want boehner to avoid a budget plan that would help implement the president's health care law. congress is on recess this month. several republican lawmakers at home are holding town halls to put obama care in the spotlight. >> if the republican party, republican lawmakers go out and make a case to the american people that obama care is hurting them, it's costing jobs, having hours cut back on their work, we can go out and win this fight. >> reporter: a new budget is needed by september 30th and october 1st, the health care exchange is open, so people can start shopping for insurance through obama care. this could become a high stakes political
on the today toward the kicks off today and we're learning more about the secrets of the nsa. what the obama administration is saying about prying on americas ♪ i, i got it, i got it made ♪ i got it made ♪ i got it made fresh at subway ♪ ♪ breakfast made the way i say [ male announcer ] nothing better than a subway bacon, egg & cheese with avocado made before your eyes. subway. eat fresh. a developing story near yosemite. where a wildfire is burning out of control this morning. and continues to threaten 25-hundred homes. the "rim fire" is only about five-percent contained. so far, it has burned more than 25-square miles in the stanislaus national forest. the area is fairly remote, but it has led to the evacuation of thousands of people from campgrounds and private homes. kron four has a crew in the area and will bring you up to date on the wildfire live new this morning. the 16-year-old girl who was kidnapped by a family friend is saying that she exchanged texts with the man before she was captured. search warrants have said that hannah anderson exchanged about 13-phone calls with
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. >> reporter: the obama administration claims assad has ordered the use of chemical weapons in the past. jericka duncan, cbs news, new york. >>> iran, one of syria's strongest allies, said this morning there is no way the attack is from government troops. iran's foreign minister blames the deaths on terrorism. >>> happening today, egypt's deposed leader hosni mubarak is expected to be freed from prison and placed under house arrest. he was ordered released this week following more than two years in detention. he is 85 and in frail health. he still faces retrial on charges of complicity in the killing of protestors during the uprising that toppled his government in 2011. >>> it is 5:06. new details now. the national security agency has gathered more emails than previously disclosed. the nsa yesterday declassified three court rulings which showed the agency read as many as 56,000 emails from americans not connected to foreign terrorists. the nsa says it was an unintended consequence when it gathered bundles of internet traffic that was connected to terror suspects. the foreign intelligenc
? xy >>> welcome back. chuck hagel says american forces are ready to strike syria if president obama gives the order. now, syrian -- >> yes. syrian leaders warn against the strike and russia is accusing the u.s. of making excuses to attack syria. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, the situation in syria is intensifying with every hour. kyla? >> reporter: pam, we know the united nations inspectors pushed off their investigation until tomorrow, citing security concerns. they were supposed to return to the site of last week's attack. john kerry says the use of chemical weapons last week is undeniable. >> make no mistake. president obama believes there must be accountability for those who would use the world's most heinous weapons against the world's most vulnerable people. >> reporter: senior administration officials say their goal is not to overthrow president assad but rather punish him for using chemical weapons, killing hundreds in syria last week. the u.s. navy deployed four destroyers. they launch would be missiles. the russian president vladimir putin ch
president obama now to ask for a pardon. he is telling news agencies he plans to live the rest of his life as a woman. manning's lawyer says the letter will explain why manning gave top secret documents to the website wikileaks. manning was sentenced yesterday to 35 years in prison. he will be eligible for parole in 7 years. >>> the city of san diego reached a tentative deal with bob filner the mayor who admitted to inappropriate behavior toward women. details are being kept private until tomorrow when the city council meets in closed session. so it's unclear if a resignation might be part of the deal. the news came yesterday shortly after an 18th woman came forward to say filner inappropriately touched her. businesswoman dianne north carolina says it happened three months ago as they posed for a photo. >> it was a hand that went to my back, to my buttocks and i was shocked. it was inappropriate. and i was startled at the time. >> filner had been resisting calls for him to resign. he was supposed to return to work this week after spending time in a rehabilitation program. >>> some local st
to raise awareness about recent changes in health care, often referred to as obama care. the event runs from ten this morning until two at the ymca. >>> delta is issuing a warning about the impact obama care will have on its company. they claim that the law will contribute to $100 million increase in health care cost. the biggest parts will go into effect at the beginning of 2014. one of the more costly items in the fee of $63 a participant. >> the teens accused of killing a australian student won't face hate crime charges. there is no evidence to support race was the motive in the murder. three teens have been charged in the death. authorities say they shot the 23-year-old while he was out jogging. police say one of the teens told officers they decided to kill someone because they were bored. there is speculation that the killing may have been part of a gang ritual. >>> residents in spokane washington are coming together after a world war ii veteran was beaten to death by two teens. last night a few thousand gathered to pay respects to the 88-year-old delbert belton. he was robbed and
risked his life in afghan stand. at a ceremony at the white house, president obama awarded him a medal for his courageous actions. the president thanked him for his actions and service and told his children that their father's heroism is what makes our country great. >> what a true american hero looks like, then you don't have to look too far. you just have to look at your dad. because today he's the sight we come too see. >> i stand here proud that i've been chosen to represent the 50-plus soldiers and the many pilots faced with the impossible on october 3, 2009. >> the president also thanked carter and acknowledged him for seeking counseling, psychological counseling. he is the fifth living recipient to be awarded honors for actions in afghanistan. >>> the u.s. government has now concluded that the syrian government did use chemical weapons against civilians killing hundreds. the u.n. investigation isn't complete, although the pentagon is preparing what could be a military response for president obama's consideration. options include using cruise missiles. secretary of state kerry ca
. white house officials say president obama is willing to act on his own but he faces some challenges when it comes to getting input from congress. and john kerry will talk to reporters today. i'm working on all of that for you at 8:15. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> new leaked documents from edward snowden reveal details of the cia's black budget. the washington post published details of the cia's budget it says came from snowden. the black budget is the secret portion of the federal budget that contains funding on intelligence funding and gathering. the budget also shows how the cia has been transformed into a pair of military force with control for an increasingly large fleet of drones. the top u.s. official says he will release figures every year on how many court orders are issued and how many people are targeted because of them. the director says this is part of president obama 'call for more transparency to convince americans they are not being spied on. it follows evolutions after the leaks by edward snowden. >>> a new study shows a majority of scientists are getting less
immigrants who are not eligible. john fowler, ktvu channel 2news. >>> president obama today accused republicans of not having an economic plan. that came during the president's bus tour to college campuses, where he's campaigning to make higher education more affordable. mr. obama was reacting to a push by house republicans to cut off money for the president's health plan as part of a government funding bill. >>> 911 dispatchers in santa clara county are threatening to go on strike. now the county is trying to get a court order to keep that from happening. the dispatchers have threatened to walk off the job because they say they are understaffed and being forced to work overtime. the county has 61 dispatchers to cover 73 full-time positions. the county says it's trying to hire new dispatchers. >>> the woman hired to overhaul california's state mental hospitals reportedly is under investigation for sexual harassment. the los angeles times reports two subordinates filed complaints against kathy gaither, accusing her of sexual harassment and sexual discrimination. gaither was hired two
weapons attack, the investigation to figure out whether it was really poisonous gas. >> president obama has asked the defense department to prepare options. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning. >> he takes a home run away -- >> good morning, everyone. it's monday, august 26. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. 5:00 on the nose right now. we have some new developments this morning on the "rim" fire up in the sierra foothills. it's now one of the biggest fires in california history and is threatening more communities there. some new mandatory evacuations as well as evacuation warnings and advisories ordered yesterday. nearly 225 square miles have already burned. the fire is only 7% contained. the fire has burned the tuolumne family camp owned by the city of berkeley. the camp was evacuated last tuesday along with other camps in the area. fire is still burning along both sides of highway 120. that road remains closed outside of groveland. crews are making significant progress though on the southwestern edge
out whether it was really poisonous gas. >> president obama has asked the defense department to prepare options. >> reporter: from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning. >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald >>> good morning. monday has arrived. it's august 26. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:00. we're following several developing stories as you wake up this morning. the bay bridge closes in just two days to put the finishing touches on the new eastern span before it opens to the public. the five-day closure begins wednesday night so other bay area bridges and roads will get crowded. >>> today u.n. everyone inspectors will begin -- united nations inspectors will begin an investigation of chemical weapons outside damascus. independent analysts say more than 300 people died last week from toxic gas. rebel forces blame government troops a claim the governor denies. >>> the wildfire near yosemite national park is burning out of control. flames are jumping from treetop to treetop. "rim" fire
's government used chemical weapons in an attack that left more than 1,000 people dead. president obama called that attack very troublesome. he also said action by the u.s. may not solve the conflict in syria. >> what we've seen indicates this is clearly a big event. of grave concern. and we are already in communications with the entire international community. we're moving through the u.n. to try to prompt better action from them. and we've called on the syrian government to allow an investigation of the site. because u.n. inspectors are on the ground now. we don't expect cooperation, given their past history. and, you know, what i do believe is that although the situation in syria is very difficult, and the notion that the u.s. can somehow solve what is a sectarian complex problem inside of syria sometimes is overstated. >> the u.n. now estimates that 1 million children are now refugees because of the syrian fighting. margaret brennan is at the state department. margaret, what's the latest? >> reporter: good morning to you gayle and to charlie. many obama administration officials believe thi
into custody at cairo airport. he was trying to take a flight to italy. the obama administration is still reviewing u.s. military aid and is denying reports that aid is secretly put on hold. president obama called a high level meeting to go over the issue. the u.s. is due to give egypt another $585 million of military aid by the end of september. >>> we're talking about the wildfire burning near yosemite. it's one of dozens across the west, burning from arizona to washington. the fires are taxing national resources. the cost of climbing the fires is now 100 billion of the year. one of the problem may be california's outdated approach to fire prevention. they say old methods of staging controlled burns are effective in staging, but the methods simply don't work on dry hillsides and canyon. >>> a private school is admitting it's not meeting certain standards. in a new report, it enrolled more students and it should have since the 2010, 2011 school year. it partially violated five permissions of a permit. the violations are outlined in a letter. it's being released to neighbors this week. >>
held since april 2011. >>> meantime, a white house spokesperson, says the obama administration is reviewing military aid to egypt and denies reports that the aid was secretly put on hold. president obama has a meeting to discuss the issue. it's set to give egypt $585 million in military aid by september 27th. >>> the wildfire burping near yosemite-- burning near yosemite. they are burning from arizona to washington state. the fires are taxing national firefighting resource. the price tag for fighting the fires now hags hit more than $1 billion dollar in the year much that's the highest cost in at least five years. critics say part of the problem may be due to california's outdated approach to fire prevention. they are saying the old methods of staging controlled burns are effective from preventing wildfires from spreading in forest. they say the methods don't work in the dry hillsides and canyons. what should we know, sal in traffic? >> we should know things are getting busier. more than they were a half an hour ago. let's take a look at the bay bridge where the metering lights
party republican lawmakers go out and make the case of the american people that obama care is hurting them, it's costing them jobs. it's having hours cut back. we can go out and win this fight. >> reporter: a new budget is needed by september 30th and october 1st the health care changes open. it could become a high stakes political game of chicken. the option lawmakers have to buy more time i'm working on that story for you for 6:15. live in washington kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 news. >>> today president obama continues his two-day bus tour talking about making college affordsable for middle class students. the president speaks this afternoon. firs in new york and then in pennsylvania. >>> a woman impersonating a city worker duped two elderly women living at a home on deborah drive. the imposter came to their door and was check out an infestation of snakes in the area the victims were only able to give a vague description of that phony letter. >>> police are searching far man that escaped from an alameda county facility. they arrested 53-year-old george davis last week after a stron
president obama warned bashar al assad that use of chemical weapons would change his calculus. >> that's a red line for us. there will be enormous consequences if we start seeing movement on the chemical weapons front. >> reporter: when proof did emerge two months ago, the president promised to widen the scope and scale of aid to the armed rebels. those weapons have not arrived. leading to more questions about the obama administration's policy. >> i'm not talking about red lines. i'm not having a debate or conversation about red lines. i'm not setting red lines. >> reporter: this week the president's top military adviser, martin dempsey, says the pentagon is not yet training any rebels. in a letter to congressman, elliott angle, dempsey said, quote, they must be ready to promote their interests and ours. today, they are not. angle, a democrat, said there are military options including missile strikes that the administration should immediately consider. >> i think we have a lot of bad choices to make in syria. and in my opinion, are standing on the sidelines, really doing nothing is the
it is deeply concerned. but the white house has said that before. almost a year to the day. president obama warning syria about crossing a red line. >> we have communicated in no uncertain terms with every player in the region that that's a red line for us. >> reporter: but two months ago when the white house said it was convinced assad had carried out a small-scale chemical attack, the red line seemed to blur. little was done in response. what is not debatable is the human toll. i want to show you an image. thousands of families fleeing syria, escaping the bloodshed. among them a child who will be counted as the 1 millionth youngster fleeing syria. martha raddatz, abc news, cairo. >>> high-flying pilots may be at risk of developing brain damage. that's the conclusion of the searchers who looked at pilots who flew reconnaissance planes. they say the war in afghanistan and iraq has increased the frequency of the compression sickness known as the bends and illness is leading to lesions on the brain. sending tiny bubbles into the brain where they cause harm. doctors say the brain can recover b
. >>> happening today president obama will recognize a soldier from the bay area. ty carter will receive the medal of honor. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom carter is credited with risking his life to save a fellow soldier. >> reporter: carter jumped boo action when taliban attacked. the army says carter killed enemy troops, resupplied ammunition to american fighters, provided first aid, and risked his own life to save an injured fighter. he has mixed emotions about receiving the medal of honor. it is great honor but getting the award means he was in a situation where fellow brothers were suffering and dying around him. he did everything he could to preconvenient further loss. >> i a grateful for all those i fought with that day. >> reporter: by receiving the medal of honor he becomes nondeployable but he does have plans to continue helping fellow soldiers. i'm working on that story for you at 7:15. live in washington kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 news. >>> basketball star lamar odom of the los angeles clippers is being reported as missing this morning. tmz reports no o
. >> reporter: the obama administration wants to write a new chapter on college costs proposing ideas like, more federal aid for colleges that keep costs down and capping student loan payments at 10% of income so students don't earn a second-degree in personal debt. >> i avoid loans as much as i can, but i do have to -- you have to get loans. it's almost impossible. >> reporter: until then, parents will pinch pennies and students will study hard hoping when they graduate, they don't move straight into the poorhouse. >> i'm just excited that she gets to do this. it's something that i wanted to do for myself but i get to experience that with her together. >> reporter: now, it costs about $3,000 a semester here, nothing to sneeze at. because prop 30 passed tuition is lower this year than last year. one more number to wrap your head around. these freshmen are part of the clash of 2017. reporting live in san francisco, i'm brian webb, kpix 5. >> the bay area is home to two of the top three universities in the world. that's according to new rankings by a university in china. stanford came in second on
of those who would qualify for insurance coverage or tax breaks under president obama's health care reforms, don't know they could possibly be covered. the survey questioned 12- hundred low income, uninsured voters who would qualify for coverage. it found many voters remain confused by the health overhaul. and slightly more than half either didn't know it or believed that they were not eligible. the confusion was broader for voters currently not covered by an employer or government program but who would qualify for tax credits when buying coverage. >> a quick break as the kron 4 morning news continues. we are watching traffic heavy in both directions. a complete update on weather, traffic, coming up right after the break. . it's great having at&t u-verse high speed internet. walter likes to download fix-it videos... and watch "boardwalk empire." it helps sam with his math... [ beeping ] ...and online gaming. and suze loves her smartphone for "social" studies... like video-chatting with sara. hi, ms. kelly. hi, sara. [ male announcer ] call at&t now to get the fastest internet for the price
's the second soldier to receive the medal of honor. president obama recognized staff sergeant clint romoshay in federal budget. pentagon leaders don't usually send recipients back into harm's day. carter wants to continue his service in wounded warriors u flits. he wants had -- units. he wants to share his struggles he's endured. back to you. >>> and the marine corps will let women take part in training and when they finish the training, they won't finish for two years. but this opens up a defense decision this year to repeal the rules to women serving in combat roles. >>> our continuing coverage of the fires burning up and down the state. right now more than 8300 firefighters are battling nearly 400 square miles of wildfire. six wildfires burning over the weekend. as of fire that's burning near yosemite park is by far the largest. about 15 minutes ago, we learned that the rim fire has burned 149,000 acres. reporter dominic is in tuolumne city. and that's where the firefighters are focusing their efforts today. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. i guess you can start calling this the b
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